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Buh-Bye Bricks.

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Losing data because your drive fails is horrible right? You’re left with a storage device that shares the same features as a brick; it doesn’t move, weighs a lot, and out of sheer frustration you might possibly want to throw it out the window. More than half of the time, it isn’t even because you abused the drive but simply because of some unexplainable power irregularity in your system.

So what really happens?

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Top 10 ways to recycle your HDD after you get an SSD

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Upgrading your system is fun…and can be almost euphoric. Who doesn’t get a buzz when you open your front door to see a Newegg box on your doorstep? And how can you not be addicted to that feeling when you power on your freshly upgraded PC for the first time? As we already know, most of you are regularly updating your setups, but what do you do with the old parts? You most likely sell, trade, or give them away to someone “in need”. But what do you do when you upgrade your hard drive? It’s probably safe to assume it’s stuffed away in a drawer somewhere, sadly awaiting its inevitable demise when one day you finally decide to toss it.

In the spirit of next week’s Earth Day, we thought we’d give you some ideas on how to recycle that paper weight of an HDD now that you have upgraded to an SSD. Check out these creative DIY projects (in no particular order) from the amazing world of the interwebs.

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OCZ SSD Guru Tool – Help Your Drive Thrive

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Though being one of the first SSD providers to offer a “toolbox” for our SSDs, it was time for OCZ to launch a next generation SSD management tool. Meet your SSD’s new best friend, SSD Guru. With the hardcore enthusiast in mind, this feature-rich SSD management software tool was designed to let you have GodMode-like capabilities when it comes your OCZ SSD. Maintenance, monitoring, SSD tuning, OS optimization and more are now right at your fingertips.

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Commitment-phobes. Commitment-phobes everywhere.

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I think it’s time we talk. You seem to have a real fear of commitment. Results from our last poll show that almost a third (27%) of you are a regular pre 2014 George Clooney when it comes to your PC. You just can’t seem to stop playing the field and find it impossible to resist the temptation of getting that new SSD even though you already have three. And who can blame you? :)

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Giveaway: What kind of relationship do you have with your PC?

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Roses are red. Violets are blue. Giveaways are sweet and polls are too. In the spirit of Valentine’s Day, our latest giveaway is about relationships. Tell us what kind of relationship you have with your PC and you will be entered to win an OCZ 960GB SSD of your choice: a) RevoDrive 350 PCIe or b) the soon to be released Vector 180 SATA SSD. Two runner-ups will receive OCZ t-shirts and swag. Open worldwide! For our full contest rules, go here.

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Optimized SSD Firmware and Controller as Your Personal Valet for Parking Data

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We all know how stressful it is to find a parking spot when you’re in a hurry, and it’s the same stress our data goes through trying to find ‘space’ on an inefficient storage device that cannot properly manage flash write allocation. There may not be endless circling honking cars or someone’s giant SUV parked well over the line boundary, but our digital data goes through the same scenarios when deciding what flash cell to finally reside in…only it doesn’t have a movie show time it’s trying to race to.   Continue reading

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Ditch the Performance-Crippling Hard Drives in Your Gaming System

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If You Aren’t Using an SSD, You’re Doing it Wrong.

Gamers are a unique group of users. The performance levels that are needed to tackle the newest gaming titles are at an all-time high, and gamers are the first to snag the best and baddest graphics card or latest CPU without questioning its upgrade value. But when it comes to updating your storage, why the delay in showing your  hard drive the inside of an e-waste bin? SSDs are proven to increase fluidity of game-play as well as overall system responsiveness, but it may be difficult to put flawlessly fast installs and instant load times into perspective until you’ve actually tried it out yourself.

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RevoDrive vs. RAID: Be the Racecar Driver, not the Pit Crew

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OCZ is no stranger to enthusiasts who take system building into their own hands. When we launched some of the first affordable SSDs, our enthusiast customers were those early adopters that ripped out the hard drives from their desktops and laptops to treat themselves to blazing fast flash storage well before the mainstream crowd followed suit. Building your own system takes skill, and those who do know how fun it is to research the best components and spend painstaking hours piecing together each part, just to sit back and enjoy the breakneck speeds. But with more businesses and professionals taking SSDs seriously now, it requires storage to go beyond just pure performance. Today’s professional storage solutions must be easy to install, monitor, and support at the system level. That’s where the RevoDrive 350 SSD comes in.

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